Tuesday 29 September 2015

"In marble & in colour": Myro Antiques House & Greek Marble Initiative art show opening

Left to right, you see works of Kamen Tanev, Vangelis Rinas, and Anastasis Leonoglou
~Διαβάστε στο κείμενο στα Ελληνικά ΕΔΩ.

Greek Marble Initiative and Myrό Antiques House have the honour to invite to attend the opening of the exhibition "In marble & in colour" they present in the spaces of Myrό Gallery of Contemporary Arts in Thessaloniki, Greece (Address: 8, Nikiforos Fokas Str., Thessaloniki). The vernissage will take place on Thursday the 1st of October 2015 at 20:00.

The opening night is part of the action "The Arts' walk" that the city of Thessaloniki is organizing; this night all the art museums, and other cultural organization which maintain art on show will remain open till midnight, with free admission, to encourage visitors to drop by. The interesting action is taken up by the Pinacotheque of Thessaloniki and the Culture, Arts and Athletics administration of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. The whole event is a part of the DIMITRIA FESTIVAL running all over the city for a month, actually the biggest cultural festival of the city.

The exhibition "In marble & in colour" sports contemporary sculpture, painting, printing and installations, all found within the lavish spaces of  Myrό Gallery of Contemporary Arts. Established Greek artists' works are bound together with renowned world sculptors who are associates with the Greek Marble Initiative. Both groups forster younger high potential Greek artists.

Among the celebrated artists we find the famous painters Vangelis Rinas, Socratis Giosmas, and Fotis Kllogeri, the distinguished Greek sculptors Pavlos Kougioumtzis, Giorgos Kikotis, and the world renowned sculptors Jhon Gogaberishvili, Giorgie Cpajak, Kamen Tanev, Albena Mihaylova, Sherry Tipton, side by side with the mid-career excellent sculptors Odysseas Tosounidis, Nana Gogaberishvili, Ciprian Hopirtean, Andrej Mitevski.

The art show is conglomerated by a group of younger yet high potential artists. These include the prominent painters Dimos Kipouros and Theoni Karakantzou, the young yet known Greek printmaker Christiana Iliopoulou - Hopirtean, and the promising sculptors Anastasis Leonoglou, Givi Michailidis, Stratos Pallas, Giannis Manikatis.

Left to right you see works of Odysseas Tosounidis, Theoni Karakantzou, and Giannis Manikatis
Two installations are embedded within the exhibition; "The Contemporary Calssic" is an arts and antiques installations including a 17th century original painting "Susanna and the Elders" granted from Myrό Antiques House permanent collection alomng with the eminent sculpture of the distinguished american sculptor of Mrs. Sherry Tipton depicting an arabic horse -a loved theme of the renowned artist. The second installation is titled "The machine" and its elements are sculptures of the Greek-Russian sculptor Giorgos Spiridonov.

The exhibition is curated by Mr. Paris Kapralos, Art Curator and Project co-ordinator of the Greek Marble Initiative.

The exhibition will conclude on Saturday, 31st of October 2015.

The gallery will remain open on Fridays(11.00 - 14.00 & 17.00 - 21.00)  and Saturdays (11.00 - 15.00) with free admission, while interested parties can arrange a private guided tour by the Gallery's owner Mr. Stavros Muronidis at an appropriate time; please contact Mr. Stavros Muronidis at (0030)6971890212.

Left to right you see artworks of Ciprian Hopirtean, Givi Michailidis, Socratis Giosmas

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